Hermon Mountain Benefits From Recent Storms
A pair of recent snowstorms is a boon for business at Hermon Mountain Ski Area.Following a poor season with little snow, this year is a different story.For families looking to spend time on the slopes, the natural snow has provided a great outdoor destination.Without a strong vacation week, the owners of Hermon Mountain can only hope to break even. Last year, they lost money with the lack of snow, but this year is a different story.”We actually did make snow in November, and I can’t remember the last time the ground was frozen in November. It’s been a long time, and so at the end of November we got to make quite a bit of snow,” said Bill Whitcomb, owner of Hermon Mountain, and it wasn’t long after that the snowflakes fell. “You come to have family fun, and generally, it’s very clean fun and what I am really excited about this year is when you look out your window, you are seeing snow in your backyard, so you can believe that there is snow in mine.” This winter’s success has helped them pay off their debts from last year. Now they’re excited to share this winter’s success with patrons. “It’s the best local mountain around, the attitude of everyone. Everyone is one big family here,” said snowboarder Robby Jenkins. “I think they always do a great job to try and put some snow on the mountain and this year there’s the real stuff so it is beautiful. It’s perfect,” explained Dayna Emerson, who was skiing with her young son. And with a soft layer of fresh snow, owners say it’s the perfect time to learn, without fear of injury.”What usually happens is we get a lot of people who go tubing and they see these little kids out there skiing and they say if they can do it I can do that, and we got a lot people from our tubing park that would try skiing and we have have an excellent ski school so we can teach you,” Whitcom said. Hermon Mountain returns to its normal winter hours Wednesday: 3:00 to 9:00 weekdays, Saturdays 9:00 to 9:00, and Sundays from 9:00 to 4:00.